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Nordzucker Post 01/2022 - 10 February 2022

Executive Board restructured – focus on sustainability, excellence and growth

From 1 March 2022, the structure of Nordzucker AG’s Executive Board responsibilities will be restructured.

Dr Lars Gorissen as Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Bott as Chief Financial Officer and Alexander Godow as Chief Operating Officer will be jointly responsible for the business from 1 March 2022.

From 1 March 2022, Dr Lars Gorissen will take over the topic of sustainability, which is central to the strategic development, and the cane sugar business unit from Axel Aumüller. Dr Lars Gorissen will continue to be responsible for Agri, Business Development, Communications & Public Affairs, Human Resources and Legal Affairs.

In addition to Finance and IT, Alexander Bott will also be responsible for Procurement in the future.

Alexander Godow, who has been with the company since 1 January 2022 and is already in charge of Sales and Marketing until Axel Aumüller leaves, will also be responsible for Production from 1 March 2022. The aim of this merger of sales and production is to integrate and optimise the entire operational process more closely, from the delivery of the beet to the factory to the delivery of the sugar to our customers.

“Nordzucker has important tasks ahead. We on the Supervisory Board deliberately decided on this three-member constellation on the Executive Board. I am pleased to have found in Alexander Godow someone who, due to his professional background and personal competence, brings experience from the areas of sales and production. The coordinated responsibilities of the Executive Board are well suited to each other in their new configuration. The importance of the topics of securing raw materials, sustainability and procurement has increased significantly in recent times,” says Jochen J. Juister, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Nordzucker.

“With the new structure of the Executive Board’s areas of responsibility, we can focus on driving forward our future topics of sustainability, excellence and growth. I am personally responsible for the topics of raw material procurement and sustainability, in which we see great challenges but also great opportunities for the future,” explains Dr Lars Gorissen, CEO.

“The Corona pandemic has led to supply bottlenecks worldwide and an increase in the price of important resources such as energy. This poses new challenges for procurement. Keeping costs in check while maintaining consistent supply will be the goal that will keep us very busy in the near future,” emphasises Alexander Bott, CFO.

“One focus of my work and that of my team is to organise the path from beet to sugar even more efficiently and, above all, in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. With a clear focus on our customers, we are tackling the major future projects “GoGreen”, “Integrated Supply Chain (S&OP, IBP)” and “Cost Leadership (PIP, AOE)”. Nordzucker is ideally positioned to successfully shape this path and I am very much looking forward to tackling our future with my team,” says Alexander Godow. Alexander Godow, who has a degree in engineering, was previously COO for the Industry division at DMK Deutsches Milchkontor in Zeven for several years. Previously, he worked as Sales Director in several internationally active companies in the food industry as well as in plant construction, among other positions.

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